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Closing the month of February, Colombian airline, Avianca Holdings, has announced plans to renew its fleet, beginning with a first phase that involved the acquisition of new 787 Dreamliner jets to service their Bogota – São Paulo route, and 100 new Airbus jets for the Latin American region.
The airline introduced two of their new Boeing 787 aircraft mid-February, flying twice daily between São Paulo and Bogotá with capacity for 250 passengers. These aircraft are two of the four Boeing 787s Avianca recently received as part of an order for 15 Dreamliners, which will be delivered over the next three years.
The first of Avianca’s Dreamliners are destined for São Paulo, Bogota, Buenos Aires, New York, Santiago, Chile, Mexico and, starting in June, Madrid, Barcelona and London.
Avianca’s plans to renew its fleet is also moving forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for a total of 100 new A320neo jets.
“We opted for the Airbus A320neo for its fuel efficiency, reliability, and comfort,” said Avianca Holdings CEO, Fabio Villegas Ramirez.
In the last 10 years, Airbus has tripled its fleet in circulation providing more than 60 percent of all aircraft operating in the Latin American region.